keywords: On Being Liked

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Grubby oil grab that left a tiny country gasping

    • Christine Kearney
    • 13 June 2007
    1 Comment

    Ugly. Rapacious. Bruising and governed by the narrowest definitions of national interest. These are a few of the descriptions that spring to mind after reading this devastating portrait of Australia’s negotiations over oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Building blocks for a compassionate society

    • Barry Jones
    • 05 June 2007
    9 Comments

    Tackling the problem of terrorism by the application of force is unlikely to succeed. Pouring blood on the Iraqi desert produced an upsurge of terrorism where none had been before: cruelty, genocide even, but not terrorism, let alone fundamentalist terrorism.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Background to blocked East Timor leadership challenge

    • Paul Cleary
    • 27 February 2007

    As the Prime Minister of East Timor, Mari Alkatiri, prepared a strategy that successfully blocked Friday's leadership vote, hanging on the wall of a conference room in his office is a satellite photo of Dili on fire...

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  • RELIGION

    Da Vinci, Christmas, Piss Christ and Gene therapy: a response

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 11 December 2006
    11 Comments

    When first invited to respond to Scott Stephens’ stimulating exploration of connections between faith and culture, I groaned. I had resolved to never again even think of The Da Vinci Code.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The simple pleasure of collecting an author’s works

    • Paul Daffey
    • 18 September 2006

    Of those who collect books, some might have copies of the 12 novels written by Patrick White. Or the 50 written by Jon Cleary. Few collectors, however, could hope to match Stewart Russell’s collection of books by the late English writer John Creasey, who wrote almost 800 books.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Wintry conscience

    • Edmund Campion
    • 01 July 2006

    George Orwell’s take on language has an increasing contemporary relevance

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Tales from the bench

    • Frank Brennan
    • 26 June 2006

    Frank Brennan looks at Philip Ayres’ Owen Dixon.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The rage within

    • Margaret Rice
    • 24 June 2006

    Margaret Rice talks to the man behind The Rage in Placid Lake.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Cuban rhythms

    • Anthony Ham, Rosie Hoban
    • 19 June 2006

    From Cuba to Congo  and back again | Children at war

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Godfrey Moase, Emily Millane, Tom Riemer sj
    • 18 June 2006

    Reviews of About face: Asian Accounts of Australia; Diplomatic Deceits: Government, Media and East Timor; The Complete Book of Great Australian Women—Thirty-Six women who changed the course of Australia and The Conclave: A sometimes secret and occasionally bloody history of papal elections

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Allan James Thomas, Siobhan Jackson, Juliette Hughes
    • 18 June 2006

    Reviews of the films Buffalo Soldiers; Finding Nemo; Morvern Callar and Pirates of the Caribbean

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Respecting Australian rules

    • Kerrie O’Brien
    • 12 June 2006

    Kerrie O’Brien tells the story of Martin Flanagan.

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